Research Supervisor at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Supervisor

Ref. No: IITA/P&C/NRS2023-029
Location: Kano
Job Type: Full time


  • Facilitate individual farmers and groups training on good and improved agronomic practices.
  • Participate in training extension agents, lead farmers and visiting trainees.
  • Supervise field-based staff and activities directly related to farmers’ innovation and change processes at community level.
  • Supervise field workers and other staff to assist with input distribution for trials.
  • Oversee farm farmer participatory demonstration trials.
  • Provide technical support to women groups, lead farmers and farmers in the communities.
  • Support scientists to conduct nutritional and machine demonstrations.
  • Record scientific data and collect information about farmers and groups.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by Supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Agricultural Extension, Crop Production or other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent written and spoken communication skills, including presentations.
  • Be computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Show commitment to teamwork with minimal supervision by working positively and cooperatively with others.


  • We offer highly competitive salaries with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online